Sunday, October 31, 2010

salted brown butter rice crispy treats


A classic, made better :)

Salted Brown Butter Rice Crispy Treats
Taken from my fav, Smitten Kitchen
Makes 32 2-inch squares.
2 sticks butter, plus extra to grease the pan
20 ounces marshmallows
Heaping 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
12 cups Rice Krispies cereal (a 12-ounce box)

Butter (or coat with non-stick spray) a 9x13" pan.
In a large pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. It will melt, then foam, then turn clear golden and finally start to turn brown and smell nutty. Stir frequently, scraping up any bits from the bottom as you do. Don't leave your kitchen!  Brown butter goes from wonderfully brown and nutty to burnt in seconds.  Literally.
As soon as the butter gets all tasty and pretty, turn the heat to low and stir in the marshmallows. Stir until all melted and smooth.
Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the salt and cereal together. Quickly spread into prepared pan. Press down with a spoonula or clean, damp hands.  Let cool and cut into squares.  Enjoy!


  1. Yum! I keep meaning to make some Rice Crispy treats, and this just gave me the final push I needed:)


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